Insights

The philosophy of OC&C Strategy Consultants is to treat each problem as unique, providing truly customised solutions rather than generic packages for our clients.

This selection of OC&C's publications illustrates our ability to think creatively, generate new insights and provide a fresh perspective on established thinking.

In this section you can view and download our strategic "Insights"; short provocative pieces that we write as food for thought for our clients.

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Xmas wrapped up

The frantic festive season is over and many retailers are breathing a sigh of relief. Charlotte Hardie examines the key themes in what has been a nerve-wracking few weeks with the help of OC&C’s Christmas Trading Index

Recalibrate to win

India had been on a dream run for the last 3 years, but the year 2008 came as a sudden jolt

All change

Old certainties are no more. But new revenues are there to be won. The Media Top 100 shows the diversity of the media sector and the rewards for businesses that are prepared to adapt

Price & prejudice

Retailers invest huge amounts of effort and money in price changes, often with little return. In our experience retailers in general do not pay sufficient attention to what drives the customer's perception of their price position

Having your cake and eating it too

Media companies can often step change online profits – in our experience by 50% to 200%, depending on the maturity of the online business

The new rules of law

Historically, legal has not been a primary lever of bottom-line improvement strategies. This is understandable

Thin pickings

The next time you stroll through your local town or city centre, with its independent shops, chain stores and coffee shops, take a good look.  Some of them might not be around much longer

Think global act focal

Global suppliers are focussing on their billionaire brands and reaping the rewards in spite of the economy

Feeling the squeeze

As the cost of living rises and daily news reports continue to flood us with glum tales of inflation in the price of food, fuel and interest rates, good news is certainly at a premium

Stop, look, listen

To be a customer centric retailer, management has to let the customer’s perspective cascade down through every aspect of the organisation from designing store formats to devising store labour models that provide the level of service that customers value most

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